Archive for April 11th, 2014

In Mexico, You Can Pay Taxes with Art

(Photo: unrelated mural via Hajor)Since 1957, the Mexican government agency responsible for collecting income tax has permitted artists to pay their income taxes by submitting pieces of art. It's the only pay-in-kind inc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/In-Mexico-You-Can-Pay-Taxes-with-Art/

20 Things You Might Not Have Known About Gone with the Wind

So much has been written about the film production of Gone With The Wind, but it’s a big story with lots of details. I bet there’s at least something in this trivia list that you didn’t already...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/20-Things-You-Might-Not-Have-Known-About-Gone-with-the-Wind/

Hilarious: Pro Golfers Playing on Miniature Golf Courses

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oQAjtXz-Vc](Video Link)This is the funniest video I've seen all week. Simon Connor took video footage of professional golfers attempting to sink putts and digitally added obstacles from m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/Hilarious-Pro-Golfers-Playing-on-Miniature-Golf-Courses/

Pac-Busters

Pac-Busters by JRBERGER Need awesome T-shirts? Who you gonna call? NeatoShop artist Jonathan Berger AKA JRBERGER, of course! (Back off, man - he's a professional T-shirt designer!) Visit Jonathan'...

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How the Woman Got Her Period

The title sounds like one of Kipling’s “Just So” stories, but this article from theoretical biologist Suzanne Sadedin gives scientific answers, told in plain language that can be funny in places. She in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/How-the-Woman-Got-Her-Period/

The Pibal Is Both a Bicycle and a Scooter

"Hey, you got scooter on my bicycle!""Well, you got bicycle on my scooter!"In the near future, you can have both with the Pibal. The French carmaker Peugeot and designer Philippe Starck have developed this vehicle which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/The-Pibal-Is-Both-a-Bicycle-and-a-Scooter/

Batman: Strange Days

[http://youtu.be/IFwOS2R9o_8] (YouTube link)DC Comics has released a new Batman animated short in honor of the character’s 75th anniversary. "Batman: Strange Days" from producer Bruce Timm is a flashback to Batman&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/Batman-Strange-Days/

Deep Fried Cadbury Creme Eggs

Kirbie writes that her experimental dessert tastes "like a fried dough ball of goodness with chocolate and a melted creme center." So it would be an awesome treat for Easter. She made them by wrapping th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/Deep-Fried-Cadbury-Creme-Eggs/

Empire Of Dreams - A Feature Length Star Wars Documentary

(Video Link)Star Wars, crazy Star Wars, it's a blast from sci-fi history, with those kooky ewoks George Lucas kept it all PG... (sung to the tune of The Flintstones Theme Song).If y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/Empire-Of-Dreams-A-Feature-Length-Star-Wars-Documentary/

To Start This Car, Insert Coins Like It's an Arcade Game

This is the 8-Bit Miata. Brian Young purchased the beat up old car for $1,000 and has been modifying it into a drift car. Young loves old video games, so he altered the ignition so that you have to insert a quarter to st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/To-Start-This-Car-Insert-Coins-Like-Its-an-Arcade-Game/

Design Your Own Tetris Blocks

Now you can custom-design your own Tetris blocks with images and even animated gifs, with GIFtris. Upload your images for each shape, save it, and play it! The moving images can be disorienting, as you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/Design-Your-Own-Tetris-Blocks/

These Food Art Birds Are Ready to Fly off Your Plate

Anna Keville Joyce is a food stylist and photographer. It's an art form that I've become aware of only in the past few years. Masters of it like Joyce can create arresting images like these. With carefully sliced, choppe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/These-Food-Art-Birds-Are-Ready-to-Fly-off-Your-Plate/

A Group Prom Picture for the Ages

Lane Rohrich and his friends went to the high school prom last weekend. They took pictures beforehand, including a group picture on a bridge. The wooden bridge could not hold the weight of 21 teenagers at once, s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/A-Group-Prom-Picture-for-the-Ages/

Amazing Photo Series Features Subjects Posing With Wild Animals

Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova is an admirer of the natural world, a lover of animals and wilderness who decided to cast both alongside the human subject in her latest photo series.The photos may look photoshop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/Amazing-Photo-Series-Features-Subjects-Posing-With-Wild-Animals/

Training We Are

Training We Are by djkopet Training in the swamps builds character! NeatoShop artist djkopet tells us that he's got a magical world of awesome T-shirt designs .. Let's go exploring:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/Training-We-Are/

The Family That Sings Together

[http://youtu.be/40xEHGKXHgk] (YouTube link)When my daughters were young, I invested in CDs of Disney song compilations to play in the car, both originals and instrumental versions. We sang and passed the time on long ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/The-Family-That-Sings-Together/

The Infamous Atari E.T. Landfill Will Be Unearthed By Microsoft

Most gamers have heard the legend of the New Mexico landfill where Atari supposedly buried thousands of unsold copies of the E.T. video game for the Atari 2600 console.Apparently they were so embarrassed by the release,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/The-Infamous-Atari-ET-Landfill-Will-Be-Unearthed-By-Microsoft/

Chozen

[http://youtu.be/iwBuNtd4xAY] (YouTube link)We’ve heard “Let It Go” a million times, and we’ve even heard “Make It So,” which is particularly clever. But “Let Them Go” make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/Chozen/

Doctors Successfully Implant Laboratory-Grown Human Vaginas

(Photo of vaginal scaffold by Dr. Yuanyuan Zhang)Medical researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center grew human vaginas in a laboratory setting, then successfully implanted them in patients. More t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/Doctors-Successfully-Implant-Laboratory-Grown-Human-Vaginas/

To Fix the Star Trek Plot Hole, Just, Um, Reverse the Polarity or Something

Or maybe channel power through the main deflector dish while routing the tachyons through the inertial dampers?Jeremy Kaye writes, "Sometimes Star Trek is amazing. Other times though." Well, yes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/To-Fix-the-Star-Trek-Plot-Hole-Just-Um-Reverse-the-Polarity-or-Something/

Town Erects Bronze Statue of Favorite Cat

The town of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, has erected a bronze statue in honor of the town’s favorite citizen. He’s a cat. And the cat is still alive. And he’s not even known for a specific heroic deed. B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/Town-Erects-Bronze-Statue-of-Favorite-Cat/

An Injectable Oxygen Particle That Lets You Survive Without Breathing

With the ocean levels sure to rise in the next few centuries it’s probably a good idea for humans to get a handle on the whole breathing underwater thing, either that or it’s to the moon, Alice!Good thing sci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/An-Injectable-Oxygen-Particle-That-Lets-You-Survive-Without-Breathing/

Who Invented the Internet?

[http://youtu.be/21eFwbb48sE] (YouTube link)Asking who invented the internet is like asking who invented politics or plumbing. A complex system is the result of many innovations built upon by many different people over t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/Who-Invented-the-Internet/

16 Awesome Home Offices You Wish You Could Use As A Write Off

If you work from home, you know how important it is to have a good home office where you can focus on your task without any external distractions. Even a lot of people who don't work from home have an office or study for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/16-Awesome-Home-Offices-You-Wish-You-Could-Use-As-A-Write-Off/

What Does "Organic" Mean?

(Image credit: Alanthebox)From the sticker on your banana to the future of farming, we’re breaking down the definition of “organic” into bite-size pieces. According to the Organic Trade Associa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/What-Does-Organic-Mean/

Winnie the Thulhu

Winnie the Thulhu by TeeKetch In his house at Hundred Acre Wood dead Winnie the Thulhu waits dreaming ... about honey! NeatoShop artist TeeKetch mashes up our favorite elder god with a classic kid's stor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/Winnie-the-Thulhu/

This Is a Deviled Ostrich Egg

The boyfriend of Instructables member Rachel bought an ostrich egg. What should you do with such an unusual food? Make something fancy, of course! They boiled and deviled it. You can view more photos here.*/stron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/This-Is-a-Deviled-Ostrich-Egg/

Baby Feet at Work

[http://youtu.be/d9fJIVU3V-I] (YouTube link)Check out this baby conducting music with his feet! Isn’t that adorable? Or maybe he is learning to dance. His mama says he twirled his hands and feet all day long when h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/Baby-Feet-at-Work/

Can You Dance Like A Tyrannosaurus Rex?

It’s safe to say that Tyrannosaurus Rex would not have been a very good disco dancer, what with the short arms and all, but they would have excelled at the two-step and the Irish jig.The Smithsonian Institution&rsq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/Can-You-Dance-Like-A-Tyrannosaurus-Rex/

10 Things You Didn't Know About Shakespeare

You’ll be hearing more and more about William Shakespeare as we approach his 450th birthday later this month. So you may as well arm yourself with some obscure trivia about the Bard, his personal life, and his work...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/11/10-Things-You-Didnt-Know-About-Shakespeare/










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